Medically referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift is designed to rejuvenate saggy or droopy breasts by creating a more youthful and aesthetically appealing position.
During this popular breast surgery, excess skin is removed and the remaining tissue is tightened to lift and recontour the breasts. A lift can also reduce oversized areolas if this is also a concern.
Many women wonder whether getting a breast lift is worth it and how they would benefit. Here are some of the main benefits of this life-changing procedure.
The Best Benefits of Getting a Breast Lift
Firm up your breasts
Even though a breast lift will reposition your breasts, they will also create a firmer look and feel. If you’re experiencing sagging and your breasts have a deflated appearance, a breast lift will provide additional and lasting support.
Improve your breast shape
When the breasts start to sag, it also results in a loss of shape. Deflated breasts tend to take on a more tubular shape, mainly because the breast tissue starts accumulating below the inframammary line. When the breasts are lifted, your surgeon is also able to create a more supple shape.
Improve nipple projection
Poor nipple projection is one of the signs of breast ptosis, aka sagging. If your drooping breasts also have nipples that point downwards, mastopexy surgery can reverse this effect. When the breasts are lifted and reshaped, the nipple-areolar complex can also be repositioned. This results in a more natural, forward nipple projection.
Reduced breast irritation
Breasts that hang below the inframammary line can lead to rashes and general skin irritation. Patients who experience skin irritation due to sagging breasts may also require a minor breast reduction in order to eliminate this chafing.
Overall, mastopexy surgery is one of the best ways to reverse the effects of aging, pregnancy and weight loss. If you want breasts that look and feel more youthful, this could be the right procedure for you.
While you could undergo a breast lift as a standalone procedure, there are some other options.
Mastopexy with Augmentation
The main aim of a breast lift is to reposition and reshape the breasts, not enhance breast size. If breast size is also a concern, it’s possible to pair your breast lift with augmentation. Most surgeons will be able to show you what your results could potentially look like using 3D imaging technology. This way, you can decide whether you should add implants to your breast lift procedure. Combining your lift with augmentation won’t necessarily lengthen your recovery time but it will require a slightly longer surgery.
Breast Lift in a Mummy Makeover
The other option is to add a breast lift to a mummy makeover. This procedure is designed to reverse some of the effects of pregnancy but you don’t need to be a mom to undergo this surgery. Breast sagging is just one of the changes the body undergoes during pregnancy. Tummy tucks, liposuction and thigh lifts are just some of the other procedures that are added to a mummy makeover. If you want to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin again, a mummy makeover is a procedure to consider.
When choosing a surgeon for your procedure, look for a board certification before anything else. Top surgeons have qualifications as well as the necessary experience with this surgery. The right surgeon will take the time to get to know your needs and offer you a recommendation from there. If possible, always get a second opinion before you schedule your procedure.